For this week’s blog, we are excited to introduce you to one of our teen moms, Alejandra. She and her daughter Mariana attend the Santa Ana Club nights. She allowed us to send her a few interview questions and she so articulately sent her answers to us. (You’re going to love her!)
How long have you been coming to YoungLives? I have been attending since I was pregnant in 2016.
How did you find out about YoungLives? I found out about it when I was attending Santa Ana High School. They would come to teach parenting classes.
How would you describe what YoungLives is to a friend that doesn’t have a baby? It is a club for teen parents. We have mentors that help us. We have dinner all together as a big family. We then have alone time and talk about God and do crafts while our kids are in the child care.
What would you say to another teen parent to convince them to try YoungLives? Whenever I tell someone new to attend club, I tell them they won’t regret it. That they will have a lot of fun. Everyone is friendly. That we have dinner and make fun crafts. Every YoungLives mentor is always there for you. Including when you need help buying something for your baby.
What is your favorite part about club night? My favorite parts about club are when we make crafts and talk about God. It gives me peace.
What are your dreams/goals? I want to become a phlebotomist. To be able to provide for my daughter.
What is the hardest part about being a mom? What’s the BEST part? The hardest part about being a mom is when your baby is sick because they get really fussy and you need a lot of patience. The best part about being a mom is EVERYTHING! Especially when my baby hugs me or just simply says, “Mom” or gives me a big smile.
♥ Alejandra, YoungLives teen mom